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End-of life-care: Community meetings

People living in Glamorgan Spring Bay and the Derwent Valley with an interest in palliative and end-of-life care are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings to find out more about a national initiative aiming to improve access to safe, quality palliative care at home. The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure is an…

New cancer screening resource for Tasmanian general practices

  Primary Health Tasmania has developed a new resource to help Tasmanian general practices maximise their patients’ participation in the three national cancer screening programs: National Cervical Screening Program National Bowel Cancer Screening Program BreastScreen Australia. The toolkit brings together tips, tools and information relevant to general practice from trusted, authoritative sources. Download it by…

A quick guide to national psychosocial support changes

People living with a severe mental health condition experience many symptoms that may make it difficult for them to meet the demands of daily life. Psychosocial support services are programs and activities designed to help these individuals boost their ability to meet these challenges. It can take many forms, and may mean helping people get…

‘Early detection of breast cancer’ presentations

Almost 100 Tasmanian GPs and practice nurses attended education events in February on the role of the GP in the early detection of breast cancer. Presentations by Hobart-based surgeon David Finkelde and Gail Ward, Manager of the Tasmanian Health Service’s Population Screening and Cancer Prevention unit, can be viewed here. In addition to events already held…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: PrEP training survey APNA conference sponsorships available Pertussis update National Cervical Screening Program update Multimorbidity forums coming up Practice nurse survey findings GP Antenatal Shared Care Pregnancy Record survey Registrations open for Tasmanian Rural Health Conference Oncology working group spots available Child wellbeing and safety…

APNA National Conference 2019 sponsorships available for Tasmanian practice nurses

Primary Health Tasmania invites practice nurses from across Tasmania to apply for one of six sponsorships to attend the APNA national conference in Adelaide from 4 to 6 April 2019. Each sponsorship will be for up to $2000 to assist in covering the cost of attendance, with two applicants to be selected from each region…